As some of you are aware, I am traveling to Israel at the end of the week to be part of Oakland University’s Israel Archaeology Study Abroad Program: Jerusalem, Israel Summer 2012. I am currently repacking (I re-packed yesterday as well, as you can gather..I AM EXCITED for this amazing experience all while still an undergrad, but I digress).
I leave Metro Detroit Airport On Friday June 22nd. I come back July 14th. It is only 28 days but, I am super excited for the next four weeks will bring.
I will be at the lovely, Khirbet Qeiyafa, a Biblical site, is located in the Ellah Valley, Israel; on the main road from Philistia and the Coastal Plain to Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron. Local Bedouin refer to the site as Khirbet Daoud, or David’s ruin (but more about the site as I get there in person)!
I plan to update you as often as possible with my photos, field notes, interesting findings, experiences, my own feelings, and of course my term paper.
Please ask for anything that you all want to know about the field school, the site, my trip, etc! Also, please understand if I cannot update everyday. I am not sure about how great my internet access will be, nor how regular it will be.